Westward Ho

The Thibideau stone house north of Cobourg was one of our more ambitious projects. This classic five bay Georgian house was resurrected from Forfar, a small village in eastern Ontario. It took me years of search then negotiation to finally purchase the building that, although built solidly of the local sandstone, was not too far [...]

By |2018-08-01T20:08:24+00:00August 1st, 2018|log homes, post & beam house, stone houses|Comments Off on Westward Ho

Stone “L’Atelier”

If you were to look for Canada’s earliest tradition other than the aboriginal you must start with the French style. I’ve always been intrigued and beguiled by it, particularly those field stone cottages often whitewashed over with their multi-paned casements and colourful shutters. I think of the habitants themselves, who have shown us their strength [...]

By |2017-08-28T09:21:05+00:00August 18th, 2017|stone houses, Vintage Homes|Comments Off on Stone “L’Atelier”

Building a Stone House

Fifty years in the restoration or reproduction of period houses often offers unexpected challenges. Dr. Morley for instance, was particular about having a period style house, so particular that we drove over most of southern Ontario picking out what we agreed were the nicest, while pertinent features of mid-century stone houses. Leaving out the bric-a-brac [...]

By |2017-08-28T09:30:44+00:00August 14th, 2017|stone houses, Vintage Homes|Comments Off on Building a Stone House